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Wimbledon will aim to strengthen in January

Neil Cox on the Dons transfer window plans for next month

29 December 2017

By Rob Cornell

Assistant Manager Neil Cox has revealed AFC Wimbledon will be aiming to make two signings in the January transfer window.

“We’re looking to bring a couple in, if we can, that’s our main priority,” said Neil with under three days to go before the window opens again to sign players.

“The club have been working hard behind the scenes to try and get us a little bit of a budget to bring somebody in and hopefully we can bring two in.

“Simon Bassey has been working hard and we’ve been watching games. The gaffer has been watching other things. Hopefully we can try and get something finalised and over the line as soon as we can.” added Neil on the Dons transfer plans.

“It’s never easy in January, because clubs don’t want to let players go and it’s hard to get people in.”

Neil (pictured) also praised the work of the We Are Wimbledon Fund, who are looking to add to Wimbledon’s transfer kitty for the start of 2018.

A limited edition T-shirt, in yellow and blue designs produced with kit suppliers Admiral, will be a further boost to Neal Ardley’s transfer budget. There has been plenty of interest already in the shirts, which go on sale for £20 each at the New Year’s Day game against Southend United.

They will also be available, if any are left over, from Centre Court Shopping Centre in Wimbledon on January 6, ahead of the Dons FA Cup third round tie at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.

Funds raised by the sale of the T-shirts go towards the playing budget, with £1 from every shirt sold going to the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.

The T-shirts carry a “We Are The Resurrection” themed badge and heralds the start of the club in 2002. They will be available in all sizes from small through to XXL.

Neil acknowledged the contribution the We Are Wimbledon Fund makes to boost the squad yet again at such a key stage in the season.

“It’s an excellent idea. If we can get a bigger budget to get better players in and a bigger squad then that’s good for everybody,” said Neil.

“I think they do a fantastic job. It’s helping us out and helping to push up the league and get a few wins.”

Neil Cox was speaking ahead of tomorrow's League One game at Priestfield against Gillingham, See our previous article for team news and an in-depth preview ahead of the game.

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